THE SUPPORT

Be a part of what has come to be known as The World's Largest Veterans' Parade...

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There will be limited access to the ceremony inside the school, however there is a lot Montgomery Township - Somerset County - Residents can do to be a part of the day!!


Residents are asked to line Route 601 and 1st LT ASHLEY HENDERSON-HUFF MEMORIAL DRIVE as the Convoy arrives at Montgomery High School waving American flags. 


Flags are available at the Montgomery Township Municipal Building after November 12th. 

LINE THE ROUTE

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Over 200 Flags will be flying along Route 601 thanks to the recent FLAGS FOR HEROES PROGRAM!

LINE THE ROUTE

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Personally WAVE YOUR FLAG Welcoming The Convoy!

 

Wreaths Across America Dec. 12 in Montgomery

Posted on December 6, 2018


@ 3:45 PM to honor fallen servicemen and servicewomen
Come Get a Free Flag (see below). Come Out to Wave on the Convoy!


The Wreaths Across America convoy, whose mission is ‘To Remember, Honor and Teach,’ will again bring balsam wreaths from Maine to be laid on veterans’ gravesites at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia.  This year the national convoy will be stopping at Montgomery High School on Wednesday, December 12th.


Montgomery High School is proud to be hosting a public ceremony welcoming the convoy and celebrating its annual mission.  The event will be held at 1016 Rt. 601, Skillman, at 3:45 p.m. on Dec. 12. Superintendent of Schools Nancy Gartenburg and Principal Paul Popadiuk will lead the event.


Montgomery Township is offering free flags to residents who wish to welcome the convoy by waving the flags on the road/entrance in front of the high school. The flags are available in the reception area of the municipal building, 2261 Rt. 206, Belle Mead, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The flags will be available any time before Dec. 12.


Residents are asked to arrive at the high school by 3:30 p.m. Dec. 12 with their flags and follow police directions on where to park.  Or if you wish to wave a flag somewhere safely along the route, here is the schedule:


Entering Montgomery coming from 287 – 22 – down 206 S) 

Coming onto Rt. 601 S: Approx. 3:15

Will arrive onto 601 S – proceed to MHS at lower exit.

EVENT at MHS:  3:30 to 5:00

Departure from MHS: Approx. 5:15

Will depart at MHS lower exit onto 601 S – proceed south toward Princeton


The event portion inside the high school will be held in the Performing Arts Center.  While the ceremony is by reserved seating only, any member of the public is welcome to come inside the school to the Commons Area where it will also be televised.


Speaking at the high school ceremony will be Mayor Christine Madrid, Brigadier Gen. Michael L. Cunniff, a longtime Montgomery resident, who is the former Adjutant Gen. for New Jersey, commanding more than 9,000 soldiers and airmen of the New Jersey National Guard.


Chris Jaeger, a township police officer and an active member of the National Guard, will speak about his experiences as a sergeant first class in Baghdad during the fall of 2008.


Bob and Cindy Roberts, Gold Star parents of Sgt. Kristie A. Roberts, a New York Army National medic who died in 2012, will also speak. Also speaking will be Artie Muller, one of the founders of Rolling Thunder, an organization that advocates for veterans and families of those imprisoned or missing in action (POW/MIA).


Army Veteran, singer, songwriter and philanthropist Rockie Lynne, founder of the NPO, “Tribute to the Troops,” will also perform from his program “FOR THE LOVE OF COUNTRY:  A SALUTE TO WHAT MAKES AMERICA GREAT.”


The street outside the high school is dedicated to 1st Lt. Ashley Henderson-Huff, a 2000 graduate of Montgomery High School, who was killed in a suicide bomber attack Sept. 19, 2006 in Mosul, Iraq.


The Wreaths Across America convoy, which stopped in Manville last year, will begin its trip from Washington County, Maine to Arlington National Cemetery on Dec. 8. The convoy is scheduled to arrive in Arlington on National Wreaths Across America Day on Dec. 15 where it will be met by thousands of volunteers who will place a wreath on the headstones at the cemetery.


Convoy escorts include American Gold Star Mothers, Blue Star Families, Gold Star Wives of America, veterans and Wreaths Across America volunteers. Patriot Guard Riders, Patriot Riders of America and Rolling Thunder will flank the escort along with Maine law enforcement officers.


For more information on Wreaths Across America, visit https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org

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Veterans Day

 

Veterans Day is a time for us to pay our respects to those who have served. For one day, we stand united in respect for you, our veterans...


Much like Memorial Day, Veterans Day - Appreciation for our Veterans - can be, should be, something thought about year 'round.


Military.com

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Parents

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Talk to your children about Veterans Day...

Veterans Day is a great time to educate your children about the history of this holiday and the sacrifice and dedication of our U.S. veterans. So, how do you celebrate this holiday in a creative and constructive way with your children? 

How to Teach Kids About Veterans Day

Here are a few ideas, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs and EducationWorld.com.

December 15th

HILLSBOROUGH

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SOMERSET COUNTY

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REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom.


 

Manville

Remembering. Honoring. Teaching. 


On Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 12:00 PM, Wreaths Across America will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery - Hillsborough to Remember and Honor our veterans through the laying of Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country's fallen heroes and the act of saying the name of each and every veteran aloud.



Sacred Heart Cemetery - Hillsborough (NJSHCH)

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December 15th

BASKING RIDGE

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SOMERSET COUNTY

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REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom. 


 

Rolling Thunder

Remembering. Honoring. Teaching.


Please Support our 6th Annual “Wreaths Across America”


On Saturday 12/15/2018 at 12:00 pm,

Wreaths Across America we will be at Somerset Hills Memorial Park, Basking Ridge, placing wreaths on 1,500 Veterans graves.

Somerset Hills Memorial Park - Basking Ridge, NJ

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